Sunday, May 31, 2009
Ylime since you are first you get first pick! Congrats Roz...aren't you glad you stopped by :P If you ladies would kindly send me your shipping info to firstname.lastname@example.org so I can get these babies to ya I'd appreciate it!
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
All you have to do is leave a comment on this post. Easy peasy right? I will choose the winner by random generator. You have until May 31st. 11pm EST. to post your comment to enter. Sorry I will not ship internationally.
Good luck and happy commenting!
Hanging out with Mr. Jefferson
PS. Don't forget to drop by tomorrow for the May Day/Bday Giveaway! Tell your friends!
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
I love dollar bins. No matter what store. I love little trinkets and small things that make me smile all for under $5. The best dollar bins are at my fave store, Target. But I think it might have a competitor now that Michael's started having a dollar section.
I found this Creativity Log the other day for $3. Its exactly what I've been looking for. I always come up with things I want to sew or make in the middle of work, while I'm making dinner, or any other inopportune time. And I always end up writing down my ideas on little pieces of paper, and then I end up losing said pieces of paper. Now all my ideas can be nicely organized in one notebook within one of three sections: Ideas, Sketches, and Quotes.
The Ideas section has designated spots for each idea, the next steps needed to get the idea off the ground and even a nice little check box for whether its actually completed. Which is perfect for me since I always seem to get real excited about others projects before I have even completed projects I'm currently working on.
The Sketches section has ample room for your imagination...
And the Quotations section is perfect for those crazy sayings my 3 year old says. For instance...today she told me that I was "the best mommy in the sea." :) I mean how many mommies can say that about themselves?
I like lists and this is better than a plain old notebook. I suggest you head to Michael's and get one for yourself. You'll thank me later. They also have Food Logs, for those of you who may be watching what you eat, as well as Finance Logs, for those of you who are trying to be savvy with your money. Enjoy.
I had a very great Mother's Day weekend. My sister and her belly came down to spend Mother's Day with us. Unfortunately the only one missing was my brother. We spent Sunday afternoon enjoying the weather on the deck. It was a great day of sun, family, food and bare feet. You know you are maturing when you realize you really love hanging out with your family ;)
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Speaking of coffee...I also have been obsessing over finding a coffee maker for at home. My addiction for coffee has gone rampant and I crave it almost every morning now. And seeing how I am usually rushing out the door...I usually don't have time to stop by and get some Starbucks. So I tried to save a buck and a trip by consuming the coffee provided by my office. Until one of my coworkers gasped at me and said, "you drink that stuff?! I heard it taste like Motor Oil?" And now ever since she said that, all I can taste when I drink it is motor oil. Humph. So I figured its time to invest in a coffee pot. I have a few things I'm looking for:
1. I would like it to have a programmable setting so that it brews automatically for me in the morning. I'm def not a morning person (hence the coffee) so the boyfriend usually gets everything going for us in the morning. I don't want to add to his list by making him make my coffee. This way I can set it the night before and the worst he has to do is put it in my cup for me :)
2. I would prefer it to be red because I have a whole red and aqua color motif going on in my kitchen. Problem is I haven't found any decent red ones. Most of them have had bad reviews. I guess more form over function.
3. I would like it to have its own metal filter. I heard it taste better than using the paper ones.
I also have been hearing a lot lately that Dunkin Donuts Coffee Beans taste better than Starbucks. Can anyone vouch for that? Or does anyone have a good coffee maker at a decent price. I don't want to spend more than $40 for one.
Friday, May 8, 2009
But I will have to leave ya hanging for just a bit until after I actually give them to my sister and the baby-to-be. But don't fret. I did finish this small patch-up job for the boyfriend. He has a horrible tendency of ripping holes in the elbow area of his work button ups. I blame his boney elbows and the fact that he rolls his sleeves up. That or American Eagle is really slacking on their material. So instead of throwing the overly priced button ups out...we decided to alter them a bit.
HAZAA! Once useless long sleeved button ups. Now...perfect for the warm weather, short sleeved button ups! I begged him to let me add corduroy elbow patches instead. Alas he refused. Hah! Take care everyone ;)
Thursday, May 7, 2009
For her youngest son Jayden, she made the most adorable Wall-E cake. The square most part of Wall-E was cake, while the wheels were made out of rice cakes. Awesome.
Just recently, Ann's eldest son Justin, celebrated his Star Wars themed birthday. It was layered with Mocha, Strawberry, and Lemon cake! She handmade Yoda out of rice cakes again I believe. The only thing she didn't handcraft were the small figurines and the ship.
Being the ambitious DIYer I am. I too have ventured into cake decorating at one point. Lets just say its not my forte. It was very time consuming and I really didn't have any fun doing it. It was very stressful for me because you have to work fast or the fondant will dry out. I made this ages ago for one of my birthdays. (Yes I made my own birthday cake. Sad I know...well with the help of Kelly) Its supposed to be a present. But later on in the evening the ribbon curls started to break in half :( Anyway, I'm more of a frosting girl...I usually end up just peeling all the fondant off most fondant cakes. Maybe one day I'll try it again, in the meantime I'll just leave the cake decorating to the talented people that enjoy doing it...I know who I'll be hitting up for Carmen's birthdays here on out!
Friday, May 1, 2009
So I heard on the radio the other day that one of my favorite movies growing up will be remade. Drop Dead Fred starring Phoebe Cates and Rik Mayall will be remade by Universal Studios! UK's dirtiest looking comedian Russell Brand will star as Lizzie's (Cates) imaginary friend, Fred (Mayall). I don't know how I feel about this bc sometimes Brand is annoying and I can only take him in small doses. That and because remakes usually suck hard so seeing a classic favorite like Drop Dead Fred remade sorta has me on the fence. I'm not going to lie, growing up I was a bit afraid of the movie because some parts are of the dark humor area and were quite frightening as a little girl. The same thing went for Beetle Juice, either way Drop Dead Fred is a nostalgic movie for me and I am happy to see it being brought to the attention of younger audiences who may not have heard of the movie. But, I am still quite afraid they might butcher it to death : (
PS. HAPPY MAY DAY!